The Score Sheet: Molstead’s late-game heroics highlight weekend scores and highlights

Charles City 78, Waukon 76

The cardiac Comets struck again Friday night ousting Waukon 78-76.


Jackson Molstead scored two of his team-high 24 points on Charles City’s final possession of the game.  The go-ahead bucket came with 1.7 on the clock.  The Comets surrendered their first lead of the game with four minutes to go and then starred at an eight-point hole with two minutes to go.

But a pair of steals and layups by from JJ Ritter who collected a season-high 19, and lay in from Marcus Cranshaw powered the Comets back into the game.

Tait Arndt finished with 13 and Cranshaw added 11.  The Comets are 5-3, winners of four straight and will play New Hampton tomorrow.

New Hampton 63, Oelwein 58

New Hampton snapped a two-game skid after edging Oelwein 63-58 on Friday night.  Drake Wemark led the Chickasaws with 21 and Tristan Sweizter collected 13.  New Hampton is 5-6 and host Charles City tomorrow night.

In girls basketball action:

#8 Waukon 61, Charles City 22

Eight-ranked Waukon blew out Charles City 61-22.  Charles City falls to 0-9 and travels to Iowa Falls-Alden as the Comets start a five game-road slate.

New Hampton 54, Oelwein 28

New Hampton has won two straight after beating Oelwein 54-28.  Alexa Wemark netted a game-high 18 points and Hope McDonald added 11.  New Hampton is 7-4 and hosts Charles City tomorrow.

Rockford 46, North Butler 45

The Rockford Warriors edged North Butler 46-45 Friday night to snag win number five.  Amber Reams led the Warriors with 15 points and Morgan Thieman added 11.  The Bearcats fall to 1-8 while Rockford improves to 5-6.

Osage 58, Northwood-Kensett 20

9-0 Osage continued their winning ways with a 58-20 win over Northwood-Kensett.  Rylie Olson led with 15 and Sidney Brandau added 14.  The Green Devils host Hampton Dumont tonight.

Other scores:

Saint Ansgar has won 11 straight games after grabbing a 61-54 win over Newman Catholic on Friday and then blowing out Belmond-Klemme 60-27 on Saturday.  The Saint’s overall record is 12-1.

West Fork blew out Nashua-Plainfield 60-16.

In boys basketball:

West Fork 66, Nashua-Plainfield 57
Nashua-Plainfield fell to 5-5 after a 66-57 setback to West Fork on Friday.  Austin Bienemann and Isaac Chambers combined for 42 of the 66 Husky points.

Osage 52, Northwood-Kensett 16

Osage improved to 8-2 with a 52-16 dispatching of Northwood-Kensett Friday night.  Brett Bobinet led with 17 points.

Rockford 59, North Butler 35

The Rockford Warriors ousted the North Butler Bearcats Friday with a 59-35 win.  Jared Marth collected 17 and Max Rooney added 14.  North Butler is 1-6 and the Warriors improve to 7-3.

Other scores:

Saint Ansgar is 6-4 after a 59-30 win over Belmond-Klemme on Saturday and a 86-65 loss to Newman Catholic on Friday.

Comet Bowling:

The Charles City bowlers swept Decorah on Friday.  The boys shot their first 3000 series of the year.  Cael Bohlen bowled a 402.  The Lady Comets bowled a 2805 with Madison Ross coming close to a school record, a 523 series.

Comet Wrestlers:

The Charles City  Comet wrestlers stole fifth place at the Forest City tournament on Saturday.  Dylan Koresh took second.

#25 Iowa 93, #24 Nebraska 84

Iowa pulled away in the second half for its first Big Ten victory.


Gary Dolphin with the call on the Hawkeye Network. Jordan Bohannon scored 22 of his game high 25 points in the second half as Iowa topped 24th ranked Nebraska 93-84.


Iowa State 77, #5 Kansas 60

Now 12-2, Iowa State upset #5 Kansas 77-60 on Saturday.  Marial Shayok led ISU with 24 points.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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